The ACM will sponsor a professional development workshop for high school counselors and staff at organizations that work with students in the college selection and application process in the Chicago area on June 19.
The ACM Summer Institute for Counselors: Finding Fit in Selective College Admissions will be a day-long, interactive workshop where counselors and admission officers can exchange ideas and strategies for helping high school students during the college search and application process.
Experienced admission officers from the ACM colleges will serve as faculty for the Institute. In one of the main sessions, they will lead a mock application review exercise in which counselors discuss application materials from three students and make decisions on whether to admit, deny, or waitlist the applicants.
In another session, current students at ACM colleges will talk about academics, residential life, and co-curricular activities on their campuses and answer counselors’ questions. The Institute will also address topics such as advising students on completing their college applications and essays, writing recommendations for students, and financial aid packaging.
There is no charge for counselors to attend the ACM Summer Institute, but advance reservations are required and space is limited. Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs) for the state of Illinois will be available for participants. Counselors can make a reservation to attend at the 2014 Summer Institute webpage.
The Summer Institute will be held at the ACM office, located in downtown Chicago at 11 E. Adams Street and convenient to public transportation.
This will be the fourth Counselor Institute in Chicago sponsored by the Deans and Directors of Admission at ACM colleges, who have a long history of collaborating to host informational events for high school counselors and students and to provide resource materials to help high school students and their families navigate the college search process. Visit the ACM Pre-College Planning webpage for more information.